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Girl, 15, to be charged over alleged hospital assault

BREAKING: A teenage girl is facing serious charges after allegedly attacking a hospital worker overnight.

Police will allege the 15-year-old girl was taken to the Dalby Hospital under the influence of a drug or liquor when, about 12.20am, she scratched and attempted to bite a female.

Sergeant Dave Tierney said police had been called to a disturbance in the town beforehand, and transported the girl to hospital.

He said the girl allegedly attempted to bite the nurse and grabbed hold of her arm, digging in her nails which resulted in the nurse suffering injuries.

She then allegedly spat in the nurse's face and had to be physically restrained by police.

"At this stage she hasn't been charged," Sgt Tierney said.

"Further investigations are continuing.

"(The girl) is believed to have been under the influence of liquor or a drug."

Sgt Tierney said the nurse received treatment at the hospital and filed an official complaint before finishing her shift.

The girl is facing charges of serious assault and obstruct police

Sgt Tierney said assaults on hospital workers and paramedics were not tolerated in any community, and expected charges to be laid against the girl today.

"(These incidents) are not tolerated and police will definitely investigate and take the most appropriate action," he said.

"We will definitely look at putting the offenders before the courts for these actions."

Topics:  dalby dalby hospital dalby police toowoomba crime


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